[CT Birds] Bridgeport kingbird
jrhough1 at snet.net
Sun Oct 26 21:00:48 EDT 2014
If anyone has pix of the bird showing the tail pattern can they email me them?
Jrhough1 at snet.net
On Sun, Oct 26, 2014 6:09 PM EDT jaybrd49 at aol.com wrote:
>Birders should also keep in mind also the possibility of hybrid or aberrant plumagedkingbirds, and thus, photos are extremely important. As Julian states, we are due for a vagrant kingbird. These birds have shown up quite late in the fall season. I believe both the Tropical and the Gray Kingbird records are from late October and well into November.
>Jay Kaplan, ARCC Chair
>From: julian hough via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
>To: ctbirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
>Sent: Sun, Oct 26, 2014 9:04 am
>Subject: [CT Birds] yellow-bellied kingbirds
>Nope, this is not a new species. With the appearance of a Western Kingbird in
>Bridgeport, and as a member of the state rarities committee, it might be worth
>an annual reminder to all of us at this time of year. Any "yellow-bellied"
>kingbird should be studied carefully and other, rarer species should be
>considered; Tropical, Couch's and Cassin's have all been recorded in New
>England, and Tropical has already occurred previously in the state. We are due
>for a rare kingbird..any Western Kingbird that doesn't appear to have the white
>outer edges to the tail should be eyed suspiciously. Photos are always good too!
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